WILLIAM GEORGE WELLS (aka GEORGE ROBERT WELLS) Birth is registered as William George Wells, 1920, Brunswick East, Victoria. Vic #28259, son of George William Wells and Doris Vera McCallum/Maccallum
From George Robert Wells' WWII record et al we know his father's name was George. We also know that his mother was "Scottish." There was no listing of a George Wells, parent father George, born between 1914 and 1920. The above was the only result with any "George" listing, with the middle name "George"
Married Cornelia Alice Maud Rowe, 1944, Goulburn, NSW #2755
GEORGE WILLIAM WELLS/DORIS VERA McCALLUM Born 1893, Durham Lead, Vic #31044, s/o Frederick Wells and Sarah Louise Lloyd Married Doris Vera McCallum/Maccallum, 1918, Vic #3737/3737R Note Details on the McCallum family are in separate chapter
From information on his marriage and death certificate, Frederick Flowers Wells was born circa 1855/6. His marriage certificate indicates he was born in Mapgie, Victoria, son of Thomas Wells and Sarah Creswell. His death certificate indicates he was born in Hichcocks and spent his life in Victoria. However, no registration of his birth could be found in the VIC BDM, NSW BDM, or in South Australian Births.
It would appear that the Wells family, or the majority of the family, moved from South Australia to the Ballarat area of Victoria during the gold rush era of the 1850s. Although farmers by trade in SA, the lure of the goldfields found people from all occupations and walks of life looking to make their fortune in the rich goldfields around Ballarat. With little or no success in gold prospecting many speculators returned to their original occupations (farming).
The Wells family may have even been part of, or witness to, the famous Eureka Rebellion in 1854 - Australia's only armed uprising and a crucial stepping-stone towards democracy for the country. Conditions were tough, finding gold was long, hard work, families were sometimes left behind, and the weather was hot. In addition, troopers harassed gold miners wanting to check miner's licences.
Frederick Flowers Wells, aged 22, farmer, born Magpie, Vic, or Durham Lead, son of Thomas Wells and Sarah Creswell married 20 February 1878, Holy Trinity Church. Burringong (registered at Magpie #35) to Sarah Louisa Lloyd, aged 22, servant, of Durham Lead, daughter of John Robert Lloyd and Sarah Louisa Evely (aka Berdoe). Witnesses: William Wells, Kate Wells
Sarah Louisa Lloyd was born 1856, Magpie, Vic #8290, d/o John Robert Lloyd and Sarah Louise Berdoe. Sarah also used the name Sarah Louisa Eveleigh Lloyd. Eveleigh was her grandmother's maiden name, and was also used on occasion Sarah's mother. Note: Details on Sarah Louisa Lloyd's family in separate chapter.
Children born to Frederick and Sarah:
Sarah Wells (nee Lloyd) died 1897, Durham Lead, aged 40, d/o John Robert Wells and Sarah Louisa Eveleigh, Vic #1300. Frederick never remarried.
Frederick Flowers Wells, farmer, died 2 August 1942, aged 86, Ballarat, Vic #26527, of hypostatic pneumonia and myocarditis, s/o William (Thomas) Wells and Sarah Creswell. The name William Wells has been listed incorrectly. At the time of his death Frederick was living at Eyre Street, Ballarat. He is buried at Buninyong Cemetery.